This is July. This is the month of vacations, heat and youth camp. I get the joy of spending 3 weeks at Seneca Lake with over 1000 youth and their chaperones. It is usually the best time of my year. I get to see God move powerfully in the young people’s lives. However, I have to admit I have been enjoying being a part of First Baptist. Our church is filled with people who genuinely love the Lord and want to see our church continue to be a mission point to the community and the world.
When I was interviewed I promised that I would not come into the church with programs and changes already determined. I have been talking to people, observing and praying about what we can do to make the church become even more of an impact in the community and transition you to your next pastor. I have spotted a few changes we can make that should not cause too much pain, but will help the church. Many of the changes will occur starting in September, but we might make one as early as the first Sunday in August. I have to meet with some key leaders to make that change.
We have formed a transition committee. This is a committee that will study the church and the community. It is made up of the church council and deacons. It will help us to find our strengths and weaknesses in more detail.
July 27 - Transition Committee workshop on the History of the Church